After Ant McPartlin’s drink driving arrest on Sunday, friends of his estranged wife Lisa have revealed that she’s “distraught” over his recent actions.
Lisa, 41, was married to Ant in 2006 before their split earlier this year, a step he took as part of his recovery from addictions to painkillers and alcohol.
Despite undergoing two months of rehab therapy last summer, Ant was found to be over the limit after crashing into two cars in South London on Sunday, one of which was carrying a four-year-old child. He has since returned to rehab.
Speaking to The Sun, a source close to Lisa said: “Lisa really thinks she could have helped to save him.
“She’s been upset watching on from afar and thinks she might be able to get him through the situation.”
But a source close to Ant has revealed that their struggling relationship was making his problems worse, telling The Sun: “The relationship wasn’t helping. Ending it was a positive step.”
Lisa herself has not commented on the situation, saying: “Sorry, I’m not interested,” when asked over the intercom after reporters rang her door at her home in Chiswick.